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2020 – Delaware General Election Voter Registration FAQs

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Voter Eligibility

You must be:

  • A United States citizen

  • 18 years old on or before the date of the next General Election

  • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election

Note – College students can register either at their college address or home address 

NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole due to a felony conviction

Important 2020 Dates - source: DE 2020 Election Calendar

May 9, 2020

DEADLINE to register to vote before the June 2, 2020 Presidential Primary election.

 

May 18, 2020

DEADLINE for uniformed service members and citizens living outside the United States to register to vote before the June 2, 2020 Presidential Primary election.

 

May 29, 2020

DEADLINE to change political party affiliation before the State Primary Election.

June 13, 2020 

DEADLINE to register to vote before the July 7, 2020 Presidential Primary election.
 

June 22, 2020

DEADLINE for uniformed service members and citizens living outside the United States to register to vote before the July 7, 2020Presidential Primary election.

July 1, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

DEADLINE for the major political party chairpersons to notify State Election Commissioner and respective County Offices of filing fees.

July 3, 2020

DEADLINE for the Department of Elections County Offices to mail absentee ballots for the July 7, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.

July 3, 2020

DEADLINE for the Department of Elections County Offices to mail absentee ballots for the July 7, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.

July 6, 2020 at 12 noon

DEADLINE for the Department of Elections County Offices to issue absentee ballots for the July 7, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.

Presidential Primary Election ~ July 7, 2020

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Only registered voters from participating parties may vote.

July 7, 2020 at 8 p.m.

DEADLINE for voters to return voted absentee ballots for the July 7, 2020 Presidential Primary Election to the Department of Elections County Office of the county in which the voter resides.

July 21, 2020

School Board Elections. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

July 21, 2020 at 8 p.m.

DEADLINE for voters to return voted School Board Election absentee ballots to the Department of Elections County Office conducting the election.

August 22, 2020

DEADLINE for unregistered citizens to register to vote before the September 15, 2020 Primary Election.

September 11, 2020

DEADLINE for the Department of Elections County Offices to mail absentee ballots for the September 15, 2020 Primary Election.

September 14, 2020 at 12 noon

DEADLINE for the Department of Elections County Offices to issue absentee ballots for the September 15, 2020 Primary Election.

Delaware Primary Election ~ September 15, 2020

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Only registered voters from participating parties may vote. 

September 15, 2020 at 8 p.m.

DEADLINE for voters to return voted absentee ballots for the September 15, 2020 Primary Election to the Department of Elections County Office of the county in which the voter resides.

October 10, 2020  

DEADLINE for unregistered citizens to register to vote before the November 3, 2020 General Election. 

 

October 30, 2020  

DEADLINE for the Department of Elections Offices to mail absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election.

 

November 2, 2020 at 12 noon 

DEADLINE for the Department of Elections Offices to issue absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election.

 

General (State and National) Election ~ November 3, 2020  

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

November 3, 2020 at 8 p.m.

DEADLINE for voters to return voted absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election to the Department of Elections Office of the county in which the voter resides.

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